The pirate’s life is for him all right.
This in-demand Hollywood talent just won an Oscar for a certain period drama about a stuttering monarch.
Now for his next gig, he’s going further back in time, teaming up with a booze maker to create an advertising campaign that showcases scenes from the life of 17th century privateer-turned-corporate mascot Captain Henry Morgan.
The move into commercials isn’t unprecedented for a big-time director. Remember Baz Luhrmann‘s Chanel No. 5 ads with Nicole Kidman? And Ridley Scott’s “Big Brother” commercial for Macintosh is an all-time classic.
Hooper will direct the largest campaign in the brand’s 60-year history, shooting scenes aboard a replica of Morgan’s original galleon, Andalucia. After that project, the filmmaker will reportedly get cracking on a big-screen musical adaptation of Broadway’s Les Misérables.